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H61M-P23 Motherboard with Intel i3-2100
« on: 05-June-11, 00:13:28 »

I purchased a MSI H61M-P23 Motherboard with Intel i3-2100 from Tiger Direct as part of a barebones system. I cannot get the system to show any video through the VGA port on the Motherboard. Does this motherboard have on-board graphics using the i3-2100 processor. It seems like it should.
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Re: H61M-P23 Motherboard with Intel i3-2100
« Reply #1 on: 05-June-11, 02:30:41 »

 Yes the CPU has the graphics, not the MB.

 Please list the rest of your PC components.

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Re: H61M-P23 Motherboard with Intel i3-2100
« Reply #2 on: 05-June-11, 03:21:38 »

Might check your BIOS, primary graphics may default to PCI-E
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Re: H61M-P23 Motherboard with Intel i3-2100
« Reply #3 on: 05-June-11, 14:45:37 »

Thanks for the quick responses.

Here are the specs for the whole PC -

MSI H61M-P23 B3 Mobo
Intel Core i3-2100 CPU
Corsair 4GB DDR3 RAM
Seagate 500GB HDD
Sony 24x DVDRW
Apex ATX Black Tower Case
PowerUp 400W Power Supply

If the BIOS has defaulted to PCI-E graphics and I don't have a PCI-E graphics card, how do I get it to recognize the on-board graphics?
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Re: H61M-P23 Motherboard with Intel i3-2100
« Reply #4 on: 05-June-11, 15:01:21 »

Please try clearing the CMOS, and then try again: >>Clear CMOS Guide<<

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PowerUp 400W Power Supply

What are the specs of this unit? Specifically, look at the label on its side, and tell us what output (amps) it gives on the 12v rail.

I'm suspecting your PSU may be too weak, if it is a cheap and cheerful PSU.
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Re: H61M-P23 Motherboard with Intel i3-2100
« Reply #5 on: 05-June-11, 15:14:33 »

Already tried clearing the CMOS. That didn't work.

Power supply specs are -

+3v 28A
+3.3V 18A
+12V 20A
-12V 0.6A
+5VSB 2A
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Re: H61M-P23 Motherboard with Intel i3-2100
« Reply #6 on: 05-June-11, 15:36:22 »

Try another PSU, something a lot better. It looks woefully underspec'd, even for a 400W.
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Re: H61M-P23 Motherboard with Intel i3-2100
« Reply #7 on: 06-June-11, 17:50:53 »

Try another PSU, something a lot better. It looks woefully underspec'd, even for a 400W.

Unfortunately I don't have another PSU, plus the one I have is part of the "kit" I purchased. Other people on the Tiger Direct website have reported no problems with this configuration.
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Re: H61M-P23 Motherboard with Intel i3-2100
« Reply #8 on: 06-June-11, 21:42:24 »

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If the BIOS has defaulted to PCI-E graphics and I don't have a PCI-E graphics card, how do I get it to recognize the on-board graphics?
In the BIOS, there should be a setting to change from PEG to IGP (PCI-E to the CPU on-board).

Recommend if it is possible, if needed, to work with Tiger Direct for maybe a PSU upgrade? First step though would be to see if someone, friend or relative, can assist that has a PSU of around 30+ amps on a single +12V rail PSU to test with to verify the one you have may be too weak to properly power the system, & that the PCI-E graphics function in the BIOS is disabled of course.  
« Last Edit: 06-June-11, 21:46:53 by Ex Forum User 2 »
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Re: H61M-P23 Motherboard with Intel i3-2100
« Reply #9 on: 06-June-11, 22:15:49 »

Thank you everyone for all the replies. Looks like I need to do 2 things here.

1. Upgrade the power supply.
2. Find someone with a PCI-E graphics card I can borrow to determine if I can get any kind of video signal.

Too bad Tiger doesn't chuck in a decent power supply, add $10-15 to the price and explain why.
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Re: H61M-P23 Motherboard with Intel i3-2100
« Reply #10 on: 06-June-11, 22:17:12 »

 Reseat the CPU and while it's out check the CPU socket for bent or otherwise damaged pins.
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Re: H61M-P23 Motherboard with Intel i3-2100
« Reply #11 on: 11-June-11, 18:44:48 »

Ok. I'm revisiting this for more ideas. Here is what I have done to date.

Replaced the power supply with a Corsair CX600. Specs are:

+3.3V 25A
+5v 25A
+12V 40A
-12v 0.8A
+5vsb 3A

total power 600W

I pulled the CPU and checked the MB for bent pins using a magnifying glass. None that I could see. Re-seated the CPU and cooler. Reset the CMOS. Still no video. I don't even hear a beep from the MB when I power it up.

Could this be another dead MB?
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Re: H61M-P23 Motherboard with Intel i3-2100
« Reply #12 on: 11-June-11, 20:58:56 »

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2. Find someone with a PCI-E graphics card I can borrow to determine if I can get any kind of video signal.
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Could this be another dead MB?
Have you been able to do that yet? Another dead board? Is this a replacement & the exact same thing is happening? Starting to think along the lines something may possibly be wrong with the monitor or cable connection? The PSU should no longer be an issue since it has a 40 amp +12V rail. Do the testing with only one stick of RAM placed in the primary blue dimm slot, & a monitor connected to an add-in discrete VGA.  With the swapping of parts, it is a good idea to remove the power cord from the PSU, remove the battery for awhile, & clear the CMOS. 
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Re: H61M-P23 Motherboard with Intel i3-2100
« Reply #13 on: 12-June-11, 05:29:46 »

Have you been able to do that yet? Another dead board? Is this a replacement & the exact same thing is happening? Starting to think along the lines something may possibly be wrong with the monitor or cable connection? The PSU should no longer be an issue since it has a 40 amp +12V rail. Do the testing with only one stick of RAM placed in the primary blue dimm slot, & a monitor connected to an add-in discrete VGA.  With the swapping of parts, it is a good idea to remove the power cord from the PSU, remove the battery for awhile, & clear the CMOS. 

I did try with a PCI-E video card, no joy there either. There's no problem with the monitor or cable as I'm currently using it as part of a dual monitor setup for my desktop PC. The MB only has one stick of RAM in slot #1. I did remove the power cord and clear the CMOS. Still nothing. Upshot is, I contacted Tiger Direct customer service and they have agreed to RMA the MB. I will be returning it and purchasing an Intel MB. I just need a simple, stable MB for this PC as it's for the wife to use for surfing the web, e-mail, light office use, nothing fancy.

I appreciate everyone's willingness to help with this, however, I just can't invest any more time and effort into trying to get this MB working. Thanks.
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Re: H61M-P23 Motherboard with Intel i3-2100
« Reply #14 on: 26-August-11, 23:29:12 »

I Bought this system too. The internal VGA port has no problem and the power supply has more than enough power (I added a GT430). I would recommend you RMA the mobo to MSI, and they'll quickly send you a replacement. One thing though, My audio keeps messing up. At first it said that there was no audio device. After I flashed the BIOS and rebooted, after about 2 hours, the sound icon on the taskbar tells me there are headphones plugged in even when there aren't. Can someone help me with this?
I know it's kind of irrelevant but I am really getting annoyed. HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
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